Derrick MONARCH raising bark LA ESCOCOESA sunk off Robbins Reef Light, NJ, March, 1899
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, New York Bay
4-1/2 x 6-5/8 in.
Gelatin silver print in photograph album 2008.28.4 of Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation salvage operations; handwritten in negative at bottom "Raising Bark 'La Escocesa' capsized & sunk with Tug 'McCaldin Bros'/ off Robbins Reef Light. March 23, 1899./ Compliments Merritt & Chapman D & W Co.", and lower right "522"; port bow view of bark LA ESCOCESA being raised by derrick MONARCH and another floating derrick, with tugboat; see related photographs 2008.28.4.25-26, 28-30, 32-33, 35-41; see accession file for account of suit brought by McCaldin Bros. Company.